Practice parameters for the use of continuous and bilevel positive airway pressure devices to treat adult patients with sleep-related breathing disorders.

@article{Kushida2006PracticePF,
  title={Practice parameters for the use of continuous and bilevel positive airway pressure devices to treat adult patients with sleep-related breathing disorders.},
  author={Clete Kushida and Michael R. Littner and Max Hirshkowitz and Timothy I Morgenthaler and Cathy A. Alessi and Dennis R. Bailey and Brian A. Boehlecke and Terry Michael Brown and Jack L. Coleman and Leah F Friedman and Sheldon Kapen and Vishesh K Kapur and Milton L. Kramer and teofilo l. lee-chiong and Judith J. Owens and Jeffrey P. Pancer and Todd J. Swick and Merrill S. Wise},
  journal={Sleep},
  year={2006},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={
          375-80
        }
}
Positive airway pressure (PAP) devices are used to treat patients with sleep related breathing disorders (SRBD) including obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Currently, PAP devices come in three forms: (1) continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), (2) bilevel positive airway pressure (BPAP), and (3) automatic self-adjusting positive airway pressure (APAP). After a patient is diagnosed with OSA, the current standard of practice involves performing full, attended polysomnography during which… CONTINUE READING

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